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Excited to play Resident Evil Village? It may not support Linux but that isn't stopping Valve with a new Proton Experimental update out now.

The latest update to Proton Experimental 07/05/2021 has a single line added in the changelog which notes "Beginnings of Resident Evil Village support.". With that in mind then, Valve's partner CodeWeavers and their Wine hackers are already hooking up whatever they can to get it working.

From initial few reports, it looks like you can actually get in-game now thanks to Proton Experimental but there are plenty of issues like settings not being able to change and videos not yet showing up. So keep that in mind if you were planning to pick it up to play it on Linux.

Like a number of other big titles, it probably won't be too long before it becomes much more playable given the progress on the Proton compatibility layer.

If you're not clear on what Proton and Steam Play are, be sure to check out our constantly updated dedicated page. It's a special compatibility layer for running Windows games and apps from Steam on Linux.

You can buy Resident Evil Village from Humble Store and Steam.

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Keyrock 8 May, 2021
Giant Vampire Lady + Penguin = Love
rustybroomhandle 8 May, 2021
Just tried the demo. Worked fine, except for the above mentioned issues. I had to edit the .ini to change the graphics settings and could not figure out how to change the resolution.

And for the game proper you will need a mod to change the FOV because it's just silly narrow.
Purple Library Guy 8 May, 2021
Quoting: KeyrockGiant Vampire Lady + Penguin = Love
Now there's an image.
WorMzy 8 May, 2021
Aside from remakes, Resident Evil hasn't produced a decent game in over 10 years. Not heard much about Village, but I don't have high hopes. Regardless, if it doesn't have native Linux support, I'm not interested.


Last edited by WorMzy on 9 May 2021 at 11:27 am UTC
vipor29 8 May, 2021
just completed the game
Feist 8 May, 2021
Super nice!

This year I've played through Resident Evil Remake as well as the remakes of Zero and 2. (thanks to GloriousEggroll) Leaving RE3 as the only game from the main series I haven't played yet.

However, given the poor reception that game has gotten I decided not to buy it until I could get it for 15 euro or less. So, by the time I finally buy it, Re:Village should be patched, fully working on linux as well as including some good dlc content. (fingers crossed)


Last edited by Feist on 8 May 2021 at 7:26 pm UTC
BielFPs 8 May, 2021
Did the Japanese use MF on this one too?

Edit: yep they did...


Last edited by BielFPs on 10 May 2021 at 4:18 pm UTC
Spirimint 8 May, 2021
Hopefully they get Distant Kingdoms work as well!


Last edited by Spirimint on 8 May 2021 at 8:43 pm UTC
Koopacabras 8 May, 2021
Quoting: KeyrockGiant Vampire Lady
Long Cool Woman (in a white dress)
What is Steam Linux Runtime - Sniper
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